New for 2019, the M/V Hondius cruise ship has been built to the highest Polar Class notation for ice-strengthened vessels, making her the perfect choice for Antarctica cruise expeditions. Enhanced polar technology means you can enjoy the polar regions with as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. The focus of all expeditions remains on discovery and taking advantage of amazing wildlife opportunities. A powerful fleet of zodiacs is on hand to ensure quality outings and swift landings so guests can make the most of their time in Antarctica. Itineraries include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctica Peninsula; an animal lovers dream come true. Get up close with penguins and marvel at the rugged landscape.
Topside, the accommodations aboard the MV Hondius Antarctica are extremely comfortable, with a choice of cabins to suit all budgets. Catering to 170 passengers, there are 9 cabin types on offer, ranging from quad-cabins through to suites with private balconies. All cabins are spacious with carpets, storage space and private en-suite bathrooms. Social areas are elegant and cozy and include a large dining room where delicious meals are served in-between activities, fully stocked bar, and the whole of deck 5 has been reserved for multi-language lectures and presentations plus observation lounge with panoramic windows.
The 72 staff and crew aboard the MV Hondius are on hand during your Antarctica cruise to help you to create a trip of a lifetime. Book online today or call us to reserve your space.
Interested in the Hondius' Arctic itineraries? You can view these here.
Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only
Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.
Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Kayaks (390 EUR), Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.
Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.
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Food & Drinks
If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.
The crew speaks English.
Drawings & Vessel Layouts
- Year built 2019
- Length 107.6 meters
- Beam 17.6 meters
- Top speed 15 knots
- Engines 2 x ABC main engines; total 4200 kW
- Max guests 170
- Number of cabins 83
Boat Navigation and Safety
- 9.8 Exceptional
- 4 Verified Reviews
- Vessel 10.0
- Crew 9.5
- Food 9.5
- Activities 10.0
- Value 10.0
The very best vacation I have ever taken ... and really glad I chose to take it on Hondius.
1. The Ross seal - a rare find. 2. Watching a parent penguin feeding its chick at close range. 3. The whales … at close range from a zodiac. 4. The photo ops … it was almost sensory overload. 5. The food … my God, they fed us well on that ship.
- Recommended for
- The wildlife, the people, and the company I chose to go with ... in that order.
There was literally nothing to complain about!
On shore activities and zodiac cruises
- Recommended for
- Crew, Activities, Food
Like a dream
During the tour, we stayed in a very comfortable environment and gained new information thanks to experienced guides. The route has been set very well and we have seen very special landscapes and animals
- Recommended for
- Ship, route and giluides